Monday Afternoon News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael


The name of the third swine flu victim is Jihan Assad Moussa, 24, from the village of Tarsshicha. She died in Nahariya Hospital of pneumonia resulting from swine flu.

FM Lieberman stresses Israel is ready to enter direct negotiations with the Syrians without preconditions.

**FM Lieberman announced if indicted, he will step down from his senior ministerial post.

**Bituach Leumi sanctions are continuing in Israel today, Monday.

**Interior Minister Eli Yishai ordered the release of 250 illegal aliens arrested by the ministry’s Ohz unit.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)